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Plans for additional spending cuts have been put in place if an emergency levy on the May 3 ballot in the Woodmore School District should fail.

The Woodmore school board last week approved the list of cuts, which includes eliminating busing for student field trips, eliminating up to four teaching positions at the high school, and aligning the elementary school so that there are a maximum of three classrooms per grade level, said John Fernbaugh, district superintendent.

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Health Dept. warns of fraudulent inspectors 
According to the Ohio Department of Health, food service operations have been contacted by persons asking to schedule an inspection of the businesses and requesting personal information over the phone.

The callers claim to be health inspectors and law enforcement officials believe it may be an attempt to extort money from the businesses as well as allowing the scammers a chance to establish fake identities on websites to fraudulently sell goods and services online.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is focusing its investigation on why Alan Atwater killed his family and himself, authorities said.

A report by Dr. Jerome McTague issued Tuesday said all five members of the family died of single gunshot wounds to the head, which was consistent with evidence found at the scene.

Other than traffic violations, Alan Atwater, 31, had no criminal record and that even the traffic citations were not drug or alcohol related.

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Plans for additional spending cuts have been put in place if an emergency levy on the May 3 ballot in the Woodmore School District should fail.

The Woodmore school board last week approved the list of cuts, which includes eliminating busing for student field trips, eliminating up to four teaching positions at the high school, and aligning the elementary school so that there are a maximum of three classrooms per grade level, said John Fernbaugh, district superintendent.

Establishing the three-classroom maximum at the elementary school would result in “significantly” larger class sizes, he said.

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The Oregon City Schools district will lose millions in the next two years, according to Oregon City Schools Treasurer Jane Fruth, who provided financial information at a town hall meeting at Starr Elementary School on April 20.

The figures she provided were from the Office of Management and Budget that were incorporated into the Oregon City Schools District.

“This is the best we have right now. Obviously, these will change. We hope they will change for the better,” said Fruth.

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Giving money to people along road

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